Jul 13, 2011 4:30am EDT
who served in afghanistan. in 2008 sergeant first class low rye petrie and his team were caught in a fire fight. he was shot in both legs and when a grenade landed next to him, he grabbed it but it exploded blowing off his right hand. his heroic acts saved the lives of two of his comrades. >> whenever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them, shake their hand, give them a pat on the back for the job they've done because they've earned it, that's the greatest reward any service member can get is a simple thank you. >> sergeant petrie is the second living active duty member from iraq or afghanistan to receive the nation's highest military award. >>> we'll have more of sergeant petrie's amazing story coming up on "the early show." i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it.
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm EDT
't get the help they needed must change." the group iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, which has been advocating for more mental health programs for veterans, called the president's action long overdue. >> while we think this is a positive first step, i think a lot more needs to be done, that the white house really needs to redouble its resolve to addressing this suicide epidemic head on. >> would not try to seek honor, nor was he being a coward. >> reporter: if anyone can be credited with changing the policy it's greg and janet keesling, they have been fighting for the change since 2009. that's the year their son, 25-year-old army specialist chance keesling, killed himself on his second tour in iraq. they say acknowledgement from the president gives them some comfort. >> he was a good soldier. so i think that's the part that i want to know that the country appreciates, that he fought, he did everything he was asked to do. >> reporter: but there are still military families who will not be receiving condolence letters. the policy change does not include suicide or training acciden
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
're working on. >>> i'mandy clark -- i'm andy clark in afghanistan. where the murder of the president's brother has caused a power vacuum and raised security concerns here. that story tonight on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >>> still ahead at 5:00. julian assange takes his place to britain's high court. but will they block the wikileaks founder extradition to spieden? >>> -- sweden. >>> and the nation's highest military decoration today. >>> bob turk, first warning weather center. a break in the heat and humidity headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's report from wall street. ,,,,,,,,,,,, [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock, paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cook
Jul 13, 2011 4:00pm EDT
in afghanistan. was killed tuesday by his entrusted security guard at his home. thousands were at the funeral. >>> criminal charges would not be filed. sergeant james heckammer died friday when he was tossed off a themepark ride. >>> today, investigators who violate park policy, by allowing the wounded veteran, will not face any change criminal charges. he lost both of his legs to iraq. signs at the ride. clearly, state riders must have two legs. sergeant's family says they do not hold the themepark responsible. >> all right, thank you, mary. hakimmer would be buried at the cemetery. >>> mark steines gives us a sneak peek. >>> coming up on entertainment tonight, whatever happened to roseanne? she is premiering in a new show. >> it's just that completely intelligent and less dumb [ bleep ] way of living. >> roseanne is running a 40- acre, macadamia nut and livestock farm in hawaii, a million miles miles from her old hollywood lifestyle. >> you don't have maids here? >> no. >> how long is that going to last? >> are you enjoying doing all of your own housecleaning? >> yes, i do enjoy all of that
Jul 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
's "cbs evening news." >> they gave their lives for the country, troops from iraq and afghanistan laid to rest in a special section of arlington national cemetery. how their families are remembering their loved ones and honoring their sacrifices, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." >>> all right, and now over to marysol castro mary i couldn't help but notice the headline on your weather board. >> glor -- ious weather on the west coast in time for the shutdown of the west coast. jeff, love you. temperatures are a little bit below normal winds are light, 5 to 15 miles per hour. unfortunately that's not the case in the middle of the country. this is heat. 86 in fargo, 93 in fargo tomorrow, 95 in fargo sunday this bubble of heat sits in the middle of the country at least th >>> good morning, a beautiful day's start on federal hill. just barely a breeze. it's not stuffy. it's beautiful. that breeze is almost like late spring. we're at 70 degrees and mostly sunny. a nice, beautiful afternoon like yesterday. tonight, clear skies and 65 will be the low.